Positive Vibes

ADDITIONAL INFO

Undetectable viral load does not mean HIV cured

Even with an undetectable viral load, a person is still is HIV-positive. That is why it is important for people living with HIV to continue to take their treatment even when they are undetectable.

You will still test positive for HIV if you are undetectable

HIV tests usually detect antibodies that the immune system produces against the virus. People living with HIV who are undetectable still have antibodies to HIV, which means you will test positive for HIV even if you have an undetectable viral load.

U=U is empowering

The Undetectable = Untransmittable message empowers people living with HIV to care for their health by getting to and remaining undetectable, and also reduces HIV stigma by challenging the assumption that people living with HIV pose a risk to others.